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From Asa Gray   [10 January 1860]

Summary

Agassiz denounces Origin as "atheistical";

AG is currently reviewing it [in Am. J. Sci. 2d ser. 29 (1860): 153–84].

Jeffries Wyman praises it, though not a convert.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [10 Jan 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 98 (ser. 2): 26a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2631

Matches: 4 hits

  • … See also letter from Asa Gray to J.  D.  Hooker, 5 January 1860 , and letter from Asa …
  • … basis of the letter from Asa Gray to J.  D.  Hooker, 5 January 1860 . The missing portion …
  • … p.  267–8, and letter from Asa Gray to J.  D.  Hooker, 5 January 1860 ). Gray had asked CD …
  • … Correspondence vol.  7, letter from J.  D. Hooker, [20 December 1859] , and letter to Asa …

To Asa Gray   4 April [1858]

Summary

Discusses the variation of species in large and small genera.

Thanks AG for his list of close species.

Laments the slow progress he makes with his book [Natural selection].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  4 Apr [1858]
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (25)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2252

Matches: 1 hit

  • … which CD sent to Joseph Dalton Hooker (see letter to J.  D. Hooker, 10 April [1858] ), has …

From Asa Gray   11 October [1868]

Summary

Wants seeds of Passiflora gracilis.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Oct [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 170
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6931

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Dalton Hooker and his family, beginning 24 October 1868 (see letter from J. D. Hooker, 5 …

From Asa Gray   [before 3 April 1858]

Summary

List of close species taken from AG’s Manual of botany [1848].

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 3 Apr 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 103
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2249

Matches: 1 hit

  • … the note on to Joseph Dalton Hooker (see letter to J.  D. Hooker, 10 April [1858] ). CD’s …

To Asa Gray   1 January [1857]

Summary

Thanks AG for 2d part of "Statistics [of the flora of the northern U. S.", Am. J. Sci. 2d ser. 22 (1856): 204–32; 2d ser. 23 (1857): 62–84, 369–403].

Is glad AG concludes species of large genera are wide-ranging, but is "riled" that he thinks the line of connection of alpine plants is through Greenland. Mentions comparisons of ranges worth investigating.

Believes trees show a tendency toward separation of the sexes and wonders if U. S. species bear this out. Asks which genera are protean in U. S.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  1 Jan [1857]
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2034

Matches: 1 hit

  • … J.  D. Hooker, 1 December [1856] and 10 December [1856] , and letter from J.  D. Hooker, …

To Asa Gray   12 October [1856]

Summary

Thanks AG for the first part of his "Statistics [of the flora of the northern U. S.", Am. J. Sci. 2d ser. 22 (1856): 204–32; 2d ser. 23 (1857): 62–84, 369–403]

and for information on social and varying plants.

Would like to know number of genera of introduced plants in U. S.

Is surprised at some affinities of northern U. S. flora and asks for any climatic explanations.

Asks what proportion of genera common to U. S. and Europe are mundane.

Is glad AG will work out the northern ranges of the European species and the ranges of species with regard to size of genera.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  12 Oct [1856]
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1973

Matches: 3 hits

  • … s annotated copy is in DAR 135 (3). J.  D. Hooker 1853–5 . CD had written ‘extremely few’ …
  • … of his independently paginated reprint. See letter to J.  D. Hooker, 9 October [1856] . …
  • … See Correspondence vol.  5, letter to J.  D. Hooker, 8 [November 1855] , n.  3. CD thought …

To Asa Gray   25 December 1874

Summary

Read AG’s article [see 9753] on longevity and duration of varieties with great interest.

Death of Mrs Hooker.

Hopes Insectivorous plants will be out in the spring.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  25 Dec 1874
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (110)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9779

Matches: 1 hit

  • … to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), J.  D.  Hooker stayed at Down House with his daughter …

To Asa Gray   11 November [1859]

Summary

Sends copy of Origin for comments.

Does not feel AG’s views of migration after the last glaciation explain distribution in U. S. as well as CD’s view of migration prior to glaciation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  11 Nov [1859]
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (17)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2520

Matches: 1 hit

  • … to CD by Joseph Dalton Hooker in May (see letter to J.  D. Hooker, 11 May [1859] ). CD …

From Asa Gray   16 February 1864

Summary

Is sending his monograph ["A revision and arrangement of the North American species of Astragalus and Oxytropis", Proc. Am. Acad. Arts & Sci. 6 (1863): 188–236].

Death of Francis Boott.

U. S. is now determined to do away with slavery.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Feb 1864
Classmark:  DAR 165: 142
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4409

Matches: 2 hits

  • … his poor health sent in his letters to J.  D.  Hooker, [25 January 1864] and [27 January …
  • … Francis Boott. See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [10 and 12 January 1864] and n.  3. Gray …

From Asa Gray   29 December 1862

Summary

Encloses maize seeds.

Has heard of a butterfly with pollinia of Platanthera stuck to it.

Comments on AG’s notes ["Dimorphism in the genitalia of flowers", Am. J. Sci. 2d ser. 34 (1862): 149–50].

"Precocious fertilisation".

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Dec 1862
Classmark:  DAR 109: 85, DAR 165: 126
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3882

Matches: 2 hits

  • … this letter with his letter to J.  D.  Hooker of 13 January [1863] ( Correspondence vol.   …
  • … Correspondence vol.  11, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [15 January 1863] ). See letter to …

To Asa Gray   14 July [1862]

Summary

Adaptations of orchid flowers. Believes the structure of all irregular flowers is adaptation to insect fertilisation.

Linum grandiflorum distinguishes its own pollen so that when placed on stigma of same flower the pollen-tube is not even exserted.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  14 July [1862]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (70)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3656

Matches: 2 hits

  • … see also this volume, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 1 May [1862] ). Drummond supplied CD with …
  • … recover her health (see letters from J.  D.  Hooker, 9 June 1862 , 19 [June 1862] , 28  …

From Asa Gray   1 September 1863

Summary

Sees difficulties in adhering to the concept of design in nature.

Is surprised at Hooker’s and Daniel Oliver’s ignorance regarding spontaneous movements of tendrils.

CD should continue his work on climbing plants, "it will be fruitful in your hands".

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Sept 1863
Classmark:  DAR 157.2: 108; DAR 165: 139, 140
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4288

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Joseph Dalton Hooker, who forwarded it to CD (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 15 September …
  • … reading of A.  Gray 1858b (see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 25 [June 1863] and nn.  2–3). The …

To Asa Gray   18 May [1860]

Summary

Bitter and incessant attacks on the Origin.

Any truth in it has been saved only by a small body of men like Lyell, AG, Hooker, and Huxley.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  18 May [1860]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (14)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2808

Matches: 2 hits

  • … See letter from J.  S.  Henslow to J.  D.  Hooker, 10 May 1860 . Murray 1860a. Dawson  …
  • … 1860b. Haughton 1860a. See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 15 [May 1860] . [R.  Owen] 1860a. See …

From Asa Gray   21 June 1858

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Summary

Self-fertilisation in Fumariaceae.

[CD note on bees’ visiting some members of Fumariaceae.]

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 June 1858
Classmark:  DAR 76: B15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2288

Matches: 1 hit

  • … slips and notes on the topic in DAR 76. See also letter to J.  D. Hooker, 8 [June 1858] . …

To Asa Gray   16 October [1867]

Summary

Sends sheets of first volume of Variation.

Transport of seeds in locust dung.

Pangenesis will be called "a mad dream".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  16 Oct [1867]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (95)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5649

Matches: 2 hits

  • … CD’s concluding paragraph, see the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 8 February [1867] , n.  7. …
  • … See letter from Asa Gray to J.  D.  Hooker, [after 6 July 1867] . Gray enclosed a letter …

From Asa Gray   2 December 1872

Summary

CD’s finding the nervous system of Dionaea is wonderful.

Coiling of tendrils of climbing plants.

Thanks CD for the new book [Expression].

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Dec 1872
Classmark:  DAR 165: 182
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8656

Matches: 2 hits

  • … in early October. See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 4 October [1872] and n.  2. For details of …
  • … vol.  15, letter from Asa Gray to J.  D.  Hooker, [after 6 July 1867] ). See letter to Asa …

From Asa Gray   10 November 1862

Summary

AG has Cypripedium to send to CD.

Civil War and English feelings.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Nov 1862
Classmark:  DAR 165: 122
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3799

Matches: 1 hit

  • … This is a note to Hooker, to whom CD sent this letter (see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 24 [ …

From Asa Gray   18 February 1862

Summary

Discusses politics in the U. S. and relations between Britain and America.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Feb 1862
Classmark:  DAR 165: 106
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3451

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Dalton Hooker’s views on the American Civil War, see the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [19  …

To Asa Gray   9 August 1876

Summary

AG’s Darwiniana [1876].

Cross and self-fertilisation has now gone to press.

Is preparing new edition of Orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  9 Aug 1876
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (112)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10575

Matches: 1 hit

  • … of D. fullonum , common teasel; see letter to J. D. Hooker, 21 June [1876] and n. 7). …

From Asa Gray   17 September 1868

Summary

Reached Kew last evening.

Hooker is in Scotland for two or three days.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 165: 165
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6370

Matches: 1 hit

  • … of 15 August [1868]. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 5 September 1868 and nn.  12 and 13. …
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